Michael Sorenson

michael@windermere.com / (425) 308-2808

Windermere Foundation Blog

Providing food for the holidays and the rest of the year

It’s that time of year again when many of our Windermere offices are out in their communities helping to collect donations and raise money for their local area food banks. Many people rely on the food they get from food banks to feed their families. Not having the luxury to purchase their own food means that many families have to make do with what’s available at the time. You can help make the season brighter for these families by donating items that are needed most.

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Posted on 19 November 2015 | 9:00 pm

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q3 2015

Greeetings from the Windermere Foundation,

Many people in our communities struggle each day to have their most basic needs met. But thanks to contributions from Windermere owners, agents, staff and our community partners, the Windermere Foundation has been able to donate $1,359,000 so far this year to organizations that provide services to low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S.

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Posted on 5 November 2015 | 11:05 pm

Golf Tournaments: A Tee-rific Fundraising Event

Why do we love golf tournaments so much? Maybe it’s because it gives us an opportunity to be in the outdoors while enjoying beautiful scenery. Or maybe it’s because it gives us a chance to be a part of a team and connect with others away from the office. And sometimes, it allows us to unleash our lighter-side by dressing up in fun outfits. Whatever the reasons, these events are a terrific way to raise money for a good cause. The weather may not always cooperate, but that doesn’t stop anyone from getting their tee on. Rain or shine, the event must go on!

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Posted on 8 October 2015 | 11:00 pm

The Windermere Foundation: $30 Million Raised and Counting!

Nearly two years ago, in honor of the Windermere Foundation’s 25th anniversary, Windermere owners, agents, and staff came together and set a goal. That goal was to reach $30 million in total donations by the end of 2015. At that point, we were at $26 million in donations, so this meant raising $4 million in two years – nearly double what we had ever raised before.

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Posted on 26 September 2015 | 12:01 am

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q2 2015

The year seems to be flying by… can you believe we are already more than halfway through 2015? And what a year it has been for the Windermere Foundation. Thanks to your continued support, we have raised more than $738,000 this year to support organizations that help low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Overall, that brings the total amount we have raised to date to $29.5 million!

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Posted on 24 July 2015 | 4:30 pm

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q1 2015

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report

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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 4:00 pm

Windermere Foundation Infographic

If you've bought or sold a home through Windermere Real Estate, you're a part of the Windermere Foundation, and you've helped make a positive difference in the lives of your neighbors in need. The following infographic shows the types of services funded by the Windermere Foundation, and illustrates how even a small amount can make a big difference for low-income children and their families.

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Posted on 10 April 2015 | 4:00 pm

Clear the Clutter and Help Others in Need!

It’s springtime, which means spring cleaning for many households. It’s also a time to declutter and purge all those worn out, unwanted, outdated, unused and unneeded items from our closets, garages and other storage spaces.

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:11 pm

Windermere Foundation 2014 Year in Review

This past year, the Windermere Foundation had a milestone anniversary, celebrating 25 years of supporting programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to low-income and homeless families. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington State, has grown to encompass ten states and raised over $28 million—bringing us closer to reaching our fundraising goal of $30 million by the end of 2015.

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Posted on 25 February 2015 | 8:45 pm

Another Slam Dunk for Husky Hoops Half-Time Fundraiser Show

Since 1989, a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold through Windermere Real Estate is donated to the Windermere Foundation. The Foundation uses these donations to provide funding to programs that support low-income and homeless families in our communities. One event that we have supported over the past few years is the annual Husky Hoops half-time free-throw fundraiser at the University of Washington vs. Washington State men’s basketball game.

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Posted on 15 January 2015 | 6:43 pm